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Oral History


Acc #: 756; EXC 011

In this recording, Luquen Cannon is interviewed by Ryan Morini, Michael Campbell, and Willie Dinish in the McCall Library at the University of South Alabama about his experiences in the Excelsior Band. Mr. Cannon begins by discussing the Maysville neighborhood of Mobile where he grew up, and his early experiences with meeting some of the outstanding musicians from Mobile at that time. He reflects on the value of music education in shaping him as a musician, and the means of expression that music offers him, particularly jazz. Mr. Cannon describes his experiences playing in the band at Jackson State University, and what it was like to join the Excelsior Band. The interview concludes with Mr. Cannon reflecting on some of his favorite moments playing with Excelsior.

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